The School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine is currently recruiting potential students for graduate research assistantship positions (M.S. and PhD) in remote sensing of forests. This represents an exciting opportunity for skilled and motivated students to gain experience in – and contribute to – high level science and state-of-the-art applications in the […]
Check out this article in Mainebiz about our new project with NASA and the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests to map forest carbon with spaceborne LiDAR!
Leveraging High Resolution Forest Inventory and Satellites to Predict Fire Damage Severity at the Micro-Stand Level
Please join us for our next Wheatland Seminar! Cassidy Rankine Director of Remote Sensing High Resolution Inventory Solutions (HRIS) Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:00 pm ET via Zoom (https://maine.zoom. us/j/95874189170)
Kevaughan Smith is an MS candidate in the School of Forest Resources. He earned his BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Maine at Fort Kent in May 2020. His most recent work involved combining high-resolution aerial hyperspectral scans of Boreal and Arctic tundra communities with specimen-based ground-truthed data, to generate fine-scale, species-level vegetation […]
This research includes analyzing the impacts of wildfires on the global terrestrial biosphere carbon cycle, assessing the patterns of biome carbon fluxes in response to droughts at different time scales, and estimating carbon fluxes with Terrestrial Ecosystem Model. This includes modeling the lateral dissolved organic carbon (DOC) flux into an earth system model. The lateral […]
Wheatland Lab members Xinyuan Wei & Dan Hayes contributed to the newly released State of Maine Carbon Budget.
Wouter Hantson is a PhD candidate in the School of Forest Resources. His research focuses on investigating the patterns of vegetation-permafrost dynamics as determined by landscape-scale disturbance. His research activities are organized within three objectives designed to build a scaling framework to: Measure the local-scale heterogeneity of vegetation composition and structure along gradients of disturbance […]
Investigating the patterns of vegetation-permafrost dynamics as determined by landscape-scale disturbance
The University of Maine conducts research in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory toward a subset of science objectives outlined in the Phase 3 proposal of the Next-generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE) in the Arctic. The NGEE-Arctic project is using observations, experiments and modeling to improve our predictive understanding of Arctic ecosystem […]
Xinyuan Wei is a PhD candidate in the School of Forest Resources. His research is focused on (1) the impacts of wildfires on the global terrestrial biosphere carbon cycle, (2) the patterns of biome carbon fluxes in response to droughts at different time scales, (3) modeling the dissolved organic carbon flux, and (4) estimating carbon […]
Ph.D. Oregon State University (2006) M.S. University of Maine (1999) B.S. SUNY ESF (1996) My research, teaching and outreach interests broadly involve scaling questions and geospatial applications in forests and ecosystems. My research activities range from historical remote sensing analysis of tropical deforestation to biogeochemical modeling of ecosystem-climate feedbacks in the Arctic; from airborne measurement of forest […]